Reflect and Release

I have to stop and reflect. If I don’t I miss things- sometimes important things.

I’ve started reading “The Power of a Praying Parent Book of Prayers” by Stormie Omartian. Day by day I’ve been reading prayer by prayer.

Today in the prayer that I read she wrote- “I rely on You for everything and this day I trust my child to You and release him into Your hands.”

The funny thing is as soon as I prayed it I felt a burden lifted from me. I didn’t realize that I was carrying such a heavy load until I felt a little bit lighter.

I think often I do that. I’ll carry burdens without knowing that I’m carrying them until I stop and reflect. It’s in these moments that I am so thankful that I know God the way that I do and that He cares so much about me to remind me to hand over my heaviness.

What are you carrying?


Author: Erica Petrowski

Married for over 15 years and a stay at home mother of 4. I have a bachelor's degree in Interior Design, an associates degree in fine arts and years of experience in customer service. I rededicated my life to Jesus in 2000, & hail from Long Island New York. My Husband and I moved to Arizona in January of 2011.

6 thoughts on “Reflect and Release”

  1. It is truly amazing how turning our worries and concerns into prayer to our heavenly Father can lighten our load and make us feel so much better!

  2. I absolutely love Stormies bookS on “Praying Parent” powerful praying the word over see children! God is in control . Trust Him! Thank you for sharing Erica.. the God of Angels Armies are always k our side!

  3. Thanks for the reminder that this book can help us be diligent to pray for our kids and grandkids. Thanks Erica.

  4. I carry an image of you and your precious family in my heart. I appreciate you so much. Your testimony gives me hope for one of my kids that doesn’t walk with God as close as I wish they had. Love your reflections! They bless my heart.

  5. Currently reading her Power of a Praying Grandparent… and ditto – such relief when casting our cares unto the Lord because He cares for us (too) 1 Peter 5:7. Yes Lord!

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